Flexible active matrix addressed displays manufactured by printing and coating techniques

Author: 
Kawahara, J., Andersson Ersman, P., Nilsson, D., Katoh, K., Nakata, Y., Sandberg, M., Nilsson, M., Gustafsson, G., Berggren, M.
Type of publication: 
Journal article
Abstract: 

A flexible electrochromic active matrix addressed display, including 8 × 8 pixels, is demonstrated by using solution processing based on standard printing and coating manufacturing techniques. Each organic electrochromic display (OECD) pixel and its corresponding organic electrochemical transistor (OECT) are located on different sides of the flexible PET substrate. Electronic vias generated through the plastic substrate connects each OECD pixel with one addressing OECT. When comparing this display with actively addressed OECDs with all its components located on the same side, the present approach based on this electronic via substrate provides an enhanced pixel resolution and a relatively more simplified manufacturing process.

Year: 
2013
Link to full publication: 
http://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/polb.23213/abstract
Published in: 
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 51, 265-271
Additional info: 

All-printed electronic systems, such as flexible displays, will become a successful ubiquitous technology in the future only if the components are robust and simple to manufacture. Here, a flexible electrochromic active matrix addressed display, including 8 × 8 pixels, is demonstrated by using solution processing based on standard printing and coating manufacturing techniques. Electronic vias connect each electrochromic pixel on one side of the substrate with its corresponding addressing transistor on the other side of the substrate.